trademark

CELEBRITIES

People Want Cardi B to Acknowledge She Didn’t Invent 'Okurr'

The rapper is trying to trademark the word, but its complicated history touches drag culture, ballroom, and the Kardashians.
Taylor Hosking
3.25.19
Instagram

Scammers Are Filing Fake Trademarks to Steal High-Value Instagram Accounts

Scammers don't only hack Instagram accounts. Sometimes they just provide Instagram with some paperwork.
Joseph Cox
2.12.19
Noisey News

DJ Khaled Might Be Trying to Trademark His Son's Name

Becoming the legal owner of the word "Asahd": major key alert!
Lauren O'Neill
4.17.18
DMCA

The Great Meme War II: Amid Lawsuit Threats, the Alt-Right Says Pepe Belongs to Them

The alt-right promises to fight for the right to shitpost.
Matthew Gault
9.19.17
Future Days

All the Dumb Shit Gene Simmons Has Tried to Trademark

The devil horns was just the tip of the iceberg compared to "Nude Car Wash," “International Fight Club,” and "?enis."
Drew Millard
6.29.17
Noisey News

Gene Simmons Is Trying to Trademark the Devil Horns Hand Thing

Give me strength.
Lauren O'Neill
6.15.17
CPU wars

Why Intel Couldn’t Trademark Numbers Anymore

Intel’s processor business was massive, but a lengthy legal battle with a former business partner exposed a major flaw in its CPU designs—a trademark flaw.
Ernie Smith
6.14.17
Tacos

This Chain Owns the Taco Tuesday Trademark, and It's Not Afraid to Sue You

Watch that #TacoTuesday hashtag, because Taco John’s is probably typing up a cease-and-desist letter right now.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.2.17
Fashion

World's Least Cool Feud: Coachella Sues Urban Outfitters to Protect Its Brand

The annual music festival known for its controversial headwear alleges the clothing company is tarnishing its "unquestionable fame."
Gabby Bess
3.17.17
lawsuit

Why In-N-Out Burger Is Suing a Dry Cleaning Business in Kansas

The Irvine, California-based chain was alerted to the copycat logo by disappointed customers who allegedly thought that one of its restaurants was opening in Kansas.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.9.17
Noisey News

Kylie Minogue Beat Kylie Jenner in a Legal Battle Over Trademarking "Kylie"

Minogue's legal papers call Jenner a "secondary reality television personality." Damn.
Lauren O'Neill
2.6.17
thump news

Deadmau5 Files Trademark Petition on Behalf of His Cat Meowingtons

A Florida woman has been using the name to sell cat-themed merchandise.
THUMP Staff
12.30.16
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